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Do you run a small business, or are you thinking of starting one? Not sure where to turn to for advice, guidance and counseling? Learn from the experts at Lucier Small Business Seminars. These FREE informational workshops are designed to guide small business owners in all aspects of running a small business, including the latest trends, marketing and how to increase profits.

Upcoming Seminars

Location: The Providence Public Library (Central Library, 150 Empire Street, Providence)
Cost & Space Limitations: Free but Limited to 25 Attendees & Pre-registration is required

1-“Where do I begin?”
-Administrative & Legal Considerations for Starting a Small Business (Ray Gorman)
This general overview of starting a business looks at all aspects beginning with the legal requirements and how to start a business that makes sense.
September 21, 2019 9:30am-12:30pm Register: https://tinyurl.com/beginbizPVD5

2- “Grow your book of business”
-Marketing for Start-ups and Established Businesses (Bob Salvas)
Local businesses today are competing both with local and non-local businesses for a share of the market. In order to not waste your valuable resources, you must learn the three most important areas to focus on.
September 28, 2019 9:30am-12:30pm Register: https://tinyurl.com/growbizPVD5

3-“It’s who THEY know that counts”
-the Art and Science of Power Networking (Bob Salvas)
Face-to-face networking can grow your business but it not just about showing up at events (though that is part of it). What you do when you are there and after you leave is where the rubber hits the road.
October 5, 29=019 9:30am-12:30pm Register: https://tinyurl.com/powernetworkingPVD5

4- “Effective Digital Marketing Strategies”
-the world is online (David Englund)
Even a brick and mortar business today cannot realize its full potential if it does not have an online presence. This session discusses the basics of digital marketing, including social media, email marketing and websites.
October 12, 2019 9:30am-12:30pm. Register: https://tinyurl.com/digitalmarketingPVD5

5-“Show me the money part 1”
-Taxes for the Small Business: (David Lucier)
Making a profit in today’s world requires planning for and minimizing your tax obligations. This can make the difference between showing a profit and breaking even.
October 19,2019 9:30am-12:30pm Register: https://tinyurl.com/showmemoney1PVD5
NOTE: There will be no class on October 26, 2019 (the library will be closed for construction)

6-“Show me the money part 2”
-Accounting for the Small Business: (David Lucier)
The number one reason for small business failure involves issues around finances. Come and learn what is needed to financially run a business today.
November 2, 2019 9:30am-12:30pm Register: https://tinyurl.com/showmemoney2PVD5

7-“Discovering your business model part 1” Discovering your business model
– Starting Your Business Plan (Bill Cunningham)
In addition to having a great product or service, you will need a thorough understanding of your business model and its nine building blocks to create a repeatable and scalable business.
November 9, 2019 Register: https://tinyurl.com/getaplan1PVD5

8-“Discovering your business model part 2” Discovering your business model
– Finalizing Your Business Plan (Bill Cunningham)
This class takes your business model and outlines the basics of putting that into a business plan.
November 16, 2019 Register: https://tinyurl.com/getaplan2PVD5

NOTE: ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE PRESENTED BY CERTIFIED SCORE COUNSELORS OR SCORE PARTNERS
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.
You can register for all 8 classes at once: https://tinyurl.com/fall2019ProvLibBusSeries Individual classes can be found at https://ri.score.org/ or at the above various links. Contact Ann Poulos with questions pplref@provlib.org (Please put “Attention: Ann P” in the subject line) or 401-455-8027

starstarreview starreview star5 star review “I first attended Lucier Seminars when I started my own business 4 years ago. I now consider David Lucier to be my business advisor; he has helped to make my small business successful. Whether you are starting a new business or growing an existing one, Lucier Seminars will be valuable to you. Justin Capaldi, RI Web Design and SEO.

David J. Lucier CPA business adviser and founder/principal of Lucier CPA, Inc. has over 30 years of experience and has advised thousands of start-up and emerging small businesses like Texcel Industries, Inc..

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